Daniel Pollard > GQ | LITTLER > London, England > Lawyer Profile


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GQ|Littler is the leading employment law firm for employers in the UK and Ireland. We offer risk-based advice and litigation services on employment, immigration, employee tax and incentives issues. We work globally as part of Littler, the world’s largest employment law firm with over 1,600 lawyers in 100 offices worldwide. Being part of Littler enables the firm to seamlessly provide high-quality advice and support across a wide range of international markets and benefit from cutting-edge technology, research and knowledge management resources.


Daniel is a partner experienced in advising on a broad range of employment law issues including corporate transactions, TUPE, executive service agreements, restrictive covenants, corporate governance, board room disputes, high value employment tribunal claims and international HR projects.

He specialises in:

  • Domestic and international corporate transactions, TUPE/ARD and business restructurings
  • The appointment and removal of high-profile board level executives
  • UK and international data privacy issues
  • US businesses setting up in the UK.

Over his career, he has advised some of the world’s best-known companies on a range of complex, sensitive and high-profile matters. Daniel leads the firm’s transactional practice and provides support to a number of US law firms on transactional matters. He predominantly advises employers and, whilst he advises clients in a broad range of sectors, he has particular experience advising technology and financial services clients.


Daniel trained at Clifford Chance and qualified in 2003. He joined GQ|Littler as a partner in 2015 from Macfarlanes having originally trained at Clifford Chance and spent most of his career working for two leading US law firms in London. He was promoted to equity parnter in 2020.




He serves on the management committee of the Employment Lawyer’s Association and is a member of the Association of Privacy Professionals.


Thorpe St Andrew’s High School, Norwich; University of Cambridge, MA, Law, 2001.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Employment > Employers

A ‘truly fantastic group of employment law specialists’ at GQ | LITTLER is carving out a reputation in the employment sphere, offering the ‘experience, technical expertise and quality of advice of a magic circle law firm, but with the personal touch and client-focus of a boutique firm’, according to clients. Co-heading the expanding corporate support group alongside Daniel Pollard is the ‘highly commercial, very strong technicallyCerys Williams, who advises on the employment considerations of M&A, financings and business restructurings. In addition to its fast-growing transactional support and advisory capabilities, the group is also instructed in investigations, disciplinary proceedings and Employment Tribunal claims. Vastly experienced litigator Paul Quain, international project expert Darren Isaacs and HR requirement specialist Richard Harvey are other names to note.